5 Ways to Party on St. Patrick's Day

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Will Hastings
Drink lots of green beer, or don't.
St. Patrick's Day doesn't have to be filled with leprechauns and cheap whiskey. Here are five different ways to celebrate this Irish fest.

Traditional
Head to Alcoholiday, going on this Saturday from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. at Loreley Williamsburg, where you can get unlimited draft beer and White Pike whiskey for $35. Ulysses, in the Financial District, is serving a free Irish breakfast, and will host a live Irish-American jam band at 6 p.m. Char No. 4 and Spike Hill in Brooklyn are featuring some serious drink specials this weekend, as well as Irish-themed menu additions (via Time Out). If all else fails, there are always the city's trusty Blarney Stones.

The Pub Crawl
Yes, of course there's a pub crawl, from 12 p.m. to 4 a.m. on March 16 and 17. See here for details. If you're going to do this, though, we suggest consulting Grub Street's primer for drinking your way through St. Patrick's Day so that you don't pass out by the second stop.

Trendy
PH-D at Dream Downtown is hosting a St. Patrick's Day celebration on Saturday from 5:30 to 10 p.m. with a live performance by a six-piece bagpipe and drum band, and fancy cocktails.

Culturally Conscious
If heavy boozing isn't on your St. Patrick's Day agenda, head over to Ger-Nis Culinary Center, where you can learn all about traditional Irish cooking, and eat a multi-course dinner with beer and whiskey tastings.

Sober
Catch the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday at 11 a.m., starting at 44th Street, then grab a Shamrock Shake at McDonald's or some free fries with green ketchup at Burger King.


For more dining news, head to Fork in the Road, or follow us @ForkintheRoadVV, or me, Alexia Nader, @lexi1602. 


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